So you’ve decided to open a foreign bank account. What pitfalls should you avoid? Will your money be safe? Will the language barrier pose a problem? Learn the right questions to ask and what you should be aware of when it comes to opening foreign bank accounts with our InterNations expat guide.
Are you an expat who’s in it for the long run? Getting to know your host culture and the neighborhood you live in is an essential step when turning your host country into a home. InterNations has some valuable tips for expats on long-term assignments.
As an expat, you need a basic understanding of the culture you are about to do business in or with. Not breaking any unwritten rules is no easy task and requires quite some preparation on your side. We have put together a small guide to help you get it right from the beginning!
Expat assignments are great opportunities to pick up new skills, travel the world, and learn invaluable lessons. InterNations member Gabrielle Byko put together some tips for newly-arrived expats to start their life abroad on the right foot.
Have you ever met someone born in Brazil, who grew up in Scotland, went to school in Montreal and now works in Mumbai? People with this background are called third-culture kids – globally mobile youngsters whose lifestyle rivals that of any adult expat. Learn more about them from this article!
Are you moving overseas with your kids? Moving with children can be complicated because they may not immediately understand the reason for leaving. Make sure they are well-prepared and can adjust to their new home easily. InterNations helps you take the right steps to ease your kids’ transition.
Organizations have gone global but have you? What does it really mean to be a global leader? Executive Coach Sunita Sehmi has ten simple pointers for you to help you succeed wherever you are in the world.
Moving overseas can have a huge impact on the environment but it can also offer new opportunities for you to become more environmentally friendly. InterNations member Gabrielle has put together some steps you can take towards a more sustainable expat life.
Expats often struggle to completely adjust to living in another country. But sticking exclusively with the expat community may ultimately prevent you from really understanding and immersing yourself in the local culture. InterNations helps you leave your comfort zone!
Being a mother can be a challenge even without the ups and downs of expat life. However, living abroad can also make you a more resilient parent. InterNations member Micaela explains how expat life can shape you and help you become a stronger mom.
Are you planning to buy property abroad? If so, you are surely interested in international prices for properties and a comparison of how expensive different locations around the world are. InterNations has researched current trends of the 2013 real estate markets around the globe for you, including an overview of the most expensive locations worldwide.
Are you proud parents of expat children? Once you have moved abroad, it is time for you and your kids to settle in, make friends, and get comfortable in your home abroad. InterNations offers advice for building a new life abroad and helping your kids to feel at home in the new environment.
I used to have a romantic notion about long-distance relationships. I blame it on the movie “Going the Distance”, in which the lead characters, San Francisco native Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett from New York City (Justin Long) fall in love, pursue a long-distance relationship, and — what do you know — have a happy Hollywood ending.
Planning an international life or starting an expat assignment comes with quite a few special hurdles. Job-hunting and choosing the right school for your kids are just two of the many little assignments that await you in your new international life. Our checklist gives you guidance for this process!
If you take your children abroad during your foreign assignment, their new school will play a vital role in their brand-new life as expat kids. InterNations introduces you to the pros and cons of international schools, local schools, boarding schools, and homeschooling for expat children.